Box of 30 Eggs Has 29 Double Yolks

(Video Link)

This video shows Charlotte Matthews, a cake decorator, cracking open a long series of eggs, all but one of which contains a double yolk. She says that after thirteen double yolks, she asked her husband to begin recording this amazing coincidence. The Rochdale Observer reports:

According to the the British Egg Information Service the chance of getting a double yolk is one in 1,000.

So the odds of opening 29 on the trot are one in 1,000 to the power of 29 - or one followed by 87 zeros.

Charlotte, who lives in College Bank, Rochdale, with her husband Gavin and daughter Kacey, bought the £2.39 tray of Smartprice eggs from Asda in Rochdale

She added: "They did feel a little bit bigger and heavier than normal eggs.

Do you think that this is real?

Link -via Doobybrain

Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

Although the circumstances that lead to double-yolk eggs may not yet have been investigated, because of the way that eggs are handled, these more than likely came from a fairly close group of chickens living under the same conditions in the same location. In fact, they are likely close cousins or even sisters. I expect that whatever conditions or unusual occurrence that led to one hen laying a few double-yolk eggs caused a cluster of hens to do so. If the pallets surrounding this one from the egg-gathering process could be found, they probably also contain large numbers of double-yolk eggs.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
I love double-yolk eggs! In Toronto we used to be able to buy cartons of eggs specifically labeled as double-yolk eggs. I guess with all that crap about cholesterol and all they stopped doing it. Boo!
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
I actually had this happen to me in 1993. I had 11 double yolks in a dozen eggs. My brother laughed and told me of an old wives tale that said I was pregnant. I had just gotten married two months before. You guessed it, 2 weeks later the test came back positive. That is the only time it has happened to me.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
I agree with Jessss that the odds are misleading. They're from the same source so it's hardly random.

We had a pack of 30 eggs once where I think all of them had double yolks (or at least very close to all) - it was about 15 years ago and we haven't had it since. We bought them at a local grocer which was not our usual custom - we generally pick eggs up from the supermarket. Quite surprised at first - but then we proceeded to use them like normal eggs. I guess my family is not that excitable!
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Box of 30 Eggs Has 29 Double Yolks"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More